What made The Economist’s (TE) P.F., or Patric Foulis, the ‘supposed author of the TE blog ‘I give you Narendra Modi’* foul so Miserably?

Who made make understand that by doing so he has exposed himself only?

This racist article dents his and TE’s journalistic credentials only.

The article, written in poor taste, and with dominant elements of bias, reflects nothing but a personal grudge.

Did Narendra Modi deny his requests for interview when he was in India on his professional assignment?

Tweets from his Twitter handle @PatrickFoulis during Modi’s Madison Square Garden event only corroborate it.

Here are the gems that reflect on the skewed wisdom.

An authentically Indian mass scrum follows Modi ‘ exit from Madison Sq Gardens.
Patrick Foulis @PatrickFoulis • Sep 28

@PatrickFoulis • Sep 28
Long live mother India! Balloons tumble from Madison Square Gardens rafters. Modi, the master manipulator & orator, has left the building.

@PatrickFoulis • Sep 28
Huge roar as Modi mocks Indian politicians obsession with legislation over action. Promises a bonfire of old laws. “I will destroy them all”

@PatrickFoulis • Sep 28
When Modi talks of the unbanked poor he loses the interest of his rich and assimilated American Indian audience

@PatrickFoulis • Sep 28
Two years ago Modi oratory bombastic, acid tongued and deafening to hear live. Now grandfatherly, softer and upbeat. Still masterful.

@PatrickFoulis • Sep 28
Amid the propaganda Modi reminds the audience of India’s shame: “the poorest of the poor are asking how much longer can we live like this?”

@PatrickFoulis • Sep 28
The demagogue reborn as global statesman

@PatrickFoulis • Sep 28
While waiting for the world historical speech by Narendra Modi the mainly Indian crowd demolishes the buffet

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It is true the kind of overseas following Narendra Modi has cultivated has been unmatched for any contemporary Indian leader.

And he has done it meticulously and consciously.

The strong Indian Diaspora in many developed countries and a large Gujarati Diaspora in the US has been an added benefit to him, a Diaspora that has always been one of the major stakeholders of his ‘Gujarati Identity and Pride’ campaign. And that is what is being reflected in Indians giving him a rockstar sort of welcome at the iconic Madison Square Garden in New York City while writing this.

And it is a moment for every Indian to feel proud, especially after his appearance at the Central Park music concert earlier in the day, a gathering of almost 60000, most of them being American students. Though most in the audience would not know him, Modi was received well and his address in English was taken in the spirit of his message, ‘may the force be with you’.

But that doesn’t give anyone to go unhinged, to attack or abuse someone.

A senior Indian journalist was abused and assaulted by a person from a group of people gathered outside the Madison Square Garden to welcome Mr. Modi.

The sequence of events was caught on camera and what the world didn’t see clearly told what happened really. The whole episode was certainly in bad taste and a very bad publicity in the name of the Indian ethos if we see it in the context of the understated and biased reporting in the Western (and the US media) on Modi’s US visit so far.

No Indian including our prime minister would ever want to see such spectacle being created on a foreign land.

it is utterly condemnable, especially after the UNGA speech by the prime minister that emphasized on Indian philosophy and culture and talked of establishing and celebrating an International Yoga Day.

This is not at all about the Indian tradition of brotherhood and solidarity.

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Time 31 MINUTES – (IST) – 8:20-8:51 PM

#ModiAtUN – So, Mr. Modi has been invited, and it begins, as expected, in Hindi

#ModiAtUN – India is in transition phase – highlighting the country’s philosophy and it’s cultural, historical and ideological legacy

#ModiAtUN – India’s ‘the world as one family’ philosophy – India stands for peace and prosperity in the world

#ModiAtUN – Strong faith in multilateralism – the world is witnessing strengthening democratic wave in Asia and Africa

#ModiAtUN – India-Pakistan – I extended friendly hand to Pakistan after coming to the power – I would prefer bilateral talks – in a free atmosphere that Pakistan must create without any conditions – his works imply the futility of raising the Kashmir issue at platforms like the UNGA

#ModiAtUN – Narendra Modi has come in his natural flow – let’s see how long, beyond the stipulated time, he takes it to

#ModiAtUN – India-Pakistan talks – onus is on Pakistan for creating peaceful, terror free atmosphere for talks – willing to engage in serious bilateral talks

#ModiAtUN – Why so many G-groups in spite of the UN? Why can’t we move to G-All? Even India is member of such groups – introspection on UN’s role in world affairs in the prevailing circumstances

#ModiAtUN – A country or a group of countries can’t dictate the world affairs and the world order anymore

#ModiAtUN – 20th century institutions in the 21st century – need for change and adaptability – what was then, needs to look back at to incorporate changes to work ahead

#ModiAtUN – Countries sponsoring terrorism, harbouring terrorists – unacceptable concepts like good terror and bad terror – takes on the Western world

#ModiAtUN – United front against terror is the contemporary global need

#ModiAtUN – The development works need to have the spread across the world – like Facebook, Twitter spread – we need to think in those terms

#ModiAtUN – India is ready to share its skills and technology for development of the humankind – emphasises on the culture of embedded nature conservation

#ModiAtUN – Indian legacy of Yoga and its influence on living and life – says let’s have an International Yoga Day – says let’s begin work on it

#ModiAtUN – The UN will be 70 next year – we need to observe this year to deliberate and discuss – on past – for future – for the UN reforms – at in 70th milestone in 2015

#ModiAtUN – Modi winds up his maiden UNGA speech emphasising on the need for the UN reforms including the UN Security Council reforms – India’s membership to the Council is a natural requirement in the prevailing geopolitical circumstances

#ModiAtUN – Narendra Modi took almost 30-31 minutesfor the UNGA speech – spoke some from written, some was extempore

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